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Il Centro Restaurant and Bar

Waterfront Place 1 Eagle St | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3221 6090
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Waterfront Place 1 Eagle St | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Reviewed today

I came here for a quiet 23rd birthday celebration on a Thursday night. What can I say... we were definitely looked after! Each of the servers that we came into contact with was very friendly, attentive and professional. One of the servers even offered a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mich509
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Do yourself a favour and get the sandcrab lasagne. You will not regret it. It is the most amazing dish, so creamy, if I could bottle the sauce and take it home I would. Seriously, the lasagne is so decadent, I highly recommend. The staff...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sheptravels22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have sampled this restaurant on several occasions and I have never been disappointed. My only issue is that there is a lot of seafood on the menu which restricts choices if you have a seafood allergy. Otherwise very good for business or social.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Caplink
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from this lovely restaurant of the Brisbane river is especially lovely at night, the bridge is lit up in Christmas colours at this time of year. Particularly found the waiting staff to be super helpful and friendly. The male server was lovely, attentive...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lizs15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you'd expect, there was a range of Italian wines and I originally asked for a Pinot g Grigio. After explaining what I was looking for, the wine waiter suggested a South Australian riesling instead and offered samples of each in small tasting glasses. His...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank WayneCanberra
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice spot, food was pretty good, I wasn’t keen on the crab lasagna personally but my husband had a seafood pasta that was delicious. Wine selection was great although I didn’t drink as I am pregnant, they had one from the place in Italy where...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank loganbogans
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Been a couple of years since we’ve been here but happy to say quality and service is as good as I remembered. Meals were excellent quality and menu selection was comprehensive. Specials of the day worth checking for seasonal variations. We were there on a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Missy601
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Frankly an appalling evening and it was mainly the fault of the waiter. We were introducing friends to Brisbane and wanted to impress them. Well Il Centro really let us down. The waiter treated us dismissively. We waited almost TWO HOURS for our first course...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Robert H
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Dinner with our daughters on our last night holidaying in Brisbane was very pleasant at II Centro. We had not booked and we were pleased to be found a table with a view of the river on a busy Friday evening, as we were dining...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Caroline K
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This was a return visit after a decent gap in time. Il Centro has always had a good reputation and has never disappointed before. The location is great. The room is very good (question the choice and volume of music). The service was fantastic. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tim_Wi
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Lyn A
15 June 2017|
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Response from bmw330au | Reviewed this property |
No they dont . This is not Mcdonalds !!
Anna C
30 December 2015|
Response from pettiyj |
Yes they do. But it's only one kind as their menu gives you more delightful options to choose from.
11 July 2015|
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Response from Robyn H | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely dress well, no sneakers, t-shirts, thongs etc. There was an american couple eating there on the night we went and they were in shorts and joggers, not cool. Lots of trendy bars nearby for a cheeky after... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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17:30 - 22:00
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17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Place 1 Eagle St | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3221 6090
  • E-mail
Il Centro has long been regarded as one of Brisbane's best restaurants. Located in the heart of Brisbane's premier dining precinct, Eagle Street Pier, the multi-award-winning restaurant enjoys sweeping views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. Since 1992, we've provided guests with a fine balance of casual yet elegant al fresco and indoor dining with a modern Italian flavour. Our innovative menu and superb location have made us a popular rendezvous for Brisbane's business community, local residents and visitors alike. Regular guests and first time diners always feel welcome at Il Centro. Good old-fashioned hospitality has been a major ingredient for our continued success. Your hosts, owners Andy and Marcia Georges, together with restaurant manager, Zahir Meher- Homji and sommelier, Shawn Gomes, have a gift for making guests feel like old friends. And this is an attitude you'll find instilled in all our staff. Our innovative modern Italian menu has a distinctly Queensland spin - best illustrated by our signature dish, the legendary Sand Crab Lasagne. And our executive chef, Catherine Anders, uses only the freshest local produce (including Queensland's best seafood and prime cuts) to create a selection to tempt all tastes. If you're planning on joining us soon, why not stop off for a pre-dinner drink at Andy and Marcia's celebrated cocktail bar, Mr & Mrs G Riverbar. The welcoming bar is opposite the restaurant, overlooking the river. Il Centro in the ideal setting for private functions and special events. We have a number of set menus available to suit your occasion. If you have an enquiry please call us. We look forward to the pleasure of your company very soon.
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